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Taiji Dolphin Hunt

Annual Dolphin Drive Hunt Begins In Japan

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green

Japan's annual dolphin drive hunting season began on Monday in the small town of Taiji, but activists are working hard to increase awareness and docum...

Emily Thomas

GRAPHIC: Never-Before-Seen Footage Of Horrific Dolphin Slaughter Released

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

Newsweek magazine has stirred the waters of controversy with a cover story on a Japanese fishing village's dolphin hunt, a practice that gained sudden...

Is Japan's Dolphin Slaughter Really for Food?

Karen Dawn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Karen Dawn

Japanese officials said that the slaughter is no different from that of other animals for food that may appeal more to Western tastes. But it seems that the butchery for food, like the cloak of tradition, hides a less palatable truth.

Japan's Shameful Butchery of Dolphins

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

These highly intelligent animals are slaughtered for meat, pet food, and fertilizer. The fishermen spare the best specimens and sell them to marine parks, consigning them to a less violent but still grim fate, abducted from their families, never to return to their natural homes, and sentenced to life in concrete tanks.

Insatiable Taiji Bloodlust: The War Against Nature

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Bullies are loathsome. What's occurring this very second as I pen yet another article about Japan's odious sense of entitlement over all sea life is the gory, brutal and inhumane bloodlust in the Taiji cove as the War Against Nature is raging, again.

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will the passion of the animal rights movement soon become part of an international debate at the United Nations and related institutions as "Digital Diplomacy" takes another advance from the virtual?

Protecting Dolphins: A Right to Life

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

One of the daily privileges of living in southern California along the Santa Monica Bay is watching pods of bottlenose dolphins patrolling the coastli...

Dolphin Captivity in India: To Ban or Not to Ban

Ric O’Barry | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Ric O’Barry

The fact that India is considering a prohibition on captivity is very significant to the global dolphin welfare movement, and falls in line with India's long-held culture of compassion towards animals.

Intrepid Japanese Fisherman Turns Over New Leaf

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Izumi Ishii was born into a dolphin hunting family in Futo, Japan. Today he's a self-proclaimed advocate for stopping the dolphin hunt and live trade of dolphins and whales to dolphinariums.

Ruthless War Against Dolphins Rages On

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Twenty years ago in Australia I helped free a bottlenose dolphin from a driftnet. In 2004 a small pod of bottlenose dolphins protected four swimmers f...

The Empire Strikes Back: National Icon Shines Bright Light on Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Deborah Bassett

On December 10th, Ric O'Barry, star of the Academy Award-winning documentary film The Cove, took part in a momentous lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building to honor the thousands of dolphins slaughtered annually off the coastal waters of Taiji, Japan.

The Cove Continues: Diary From Taiji

Leilani Münter | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

Every morning my alarm goes off at 430am, I brush my teeth, grab a coffee, put my hair in a ponytail and I'm out the door by 445am. I meet the dolphin hunters at the Taiji Harbor at 5am.

Japan Police Hold Security Drill To Prepare For Dolphin Hunt Protestors

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Japanese police and coast guard officers practiced chasing a protest boat and arresting activists Wednesday in preparation for annual do...

'The Cove' Village To Hold First-Ever Meeting Between Anti-Dolphin Hunting Activists And Fishermen

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — A Japanese town whose annual dolphin hunt was bloodily depicted in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" is hosting the first-ever me...

Japan: Stop Killing Our Evolutionary Elders and Help Save Our Oceans

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Instead of changing their environment to fit themselves, dolphins have adapted to a changing ocean. That's what wise elders teach their young: Cultures change. Oceans change. We must change, as well.

World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater Opposes Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

I was both stoked and grateful when the often reserved Slater openly shared his reflections with me regarding the Japanese dolphin slaughter.

Dolphin Slaughter Persists At 'The Cove'

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — The Japanese village notorious for the dolphin hunt documented in the film "The Cove" has slaughtered a pod of dolphins but spared the y...

'The Cove' Star Cancels Trip To Taiji Amid Threats, Annual Japanese Dolphin Slaughter Begins

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — The star of "The Cove," an Oscar-winning documentary about a Japanese dolphin hunt, is back in Japan to protest the slaughter but had to...

The Cove Opens in Tokyo With Clash From Protesters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah Bassett

After several months of delays and protests by nationalist groups, the long-awaited release of the Oscar award winning film, 'The Cove,' premiered in six sold out cinemas across the Japanese capital on Saturday.

Taiji, Japanese Village In Oscar-Winning 'The Cove,' Defends Dolphin Hunting

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TAIJI, Japan — The gala crowd in Los Angeles cheered as "The Cove" won the best documentary Oscar with its grisly portrayal of dolphin hunting. ...

Interview with Ric O'Barry from The Cove

Adriana Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Adriana Dunn

"The dolphin hunters are playing games with us saying they're not killing dolphins anymore -- they're killing the pilot whale," O'Barry said. "Well, the pilot whale is in fact a large dolphin."

Time's Up for Dolphins in Taiji

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

There's a little town in Japan called Taiji. Through an award-winning documentary, the bloody secret of this town has been exposed: September through March, 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are slaughtered.

"The Cove": An Eco-Documentary On The Dolphin Slaughter Of Taiji, Japan (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Directed by National Geographic photographer Louis Psihoyos, inspired by expert dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, and produced by the Oceanic Preservation ...

Dear Japan: Dolphins Are Treasures, Not Snacks!

Frankie Churchill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frankie Churchill

"Please sir, can you see what you can do to stop the killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan? I love dolphins!! It is so cruel how they kill them and it takes a very long time for them to die. Please write me back!"